South China Sea

Over the past decade the South China Sea has once more transformed into a hotbed of tension. China’s unprecedented island-building campaign, military build-up and uncompromising sovereignty claims have plunged the region into ebullition and anxiety. Disqualifying most of China's claims and actions in the region, the recent ruling of the Arbitral Tribunal, far from appeasing the situation, has added fuel to the fire. In a latest twist, the Philippines, the most reliable long-term ally of the United States in the region, has, under the mercurial leadership of President Duterte, heightened the confusion by engaging into a sudden rapprochement with China.

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In: Global Challenges. - Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. - Issue 1(2017)
Antagonisms in the South China Sea: the regional perspective / Christian Wirth ; A sea at the heart of Chinese national interest / Nicola Casarini ; The US pivot strategy: a change of paradigm in the South China Sea? / David Sylvan ; China and the United States: the evolution of a relationship / Jussi Hanhimäki ; Legal victory for the Philippines against China: a case study / Christine Pichel Medina ; Arms race in the South China Sea: what threshold? / Umut Yüksel ; Uncertainty in the South China Sea in the wake of Trump's inauguration: the risk of escalating rhetoric / Dominique Eggel

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